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A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington

By Linda C. Joseph - Posted Jan 15, 2015
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For January 15, 2015: At the National Portrait Gallery's "A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington" website, learn about one of the few African American daguerreotypists whose work has been identified. Washington opened a studio in Hartford Connecticut, and then in Liberia, where he prospered. This Smithsonian presentation explores his work and journey from ex-slave to prominent businessman. The information and images in this collection will provide high school students an interesting perspective of one African American's experience in the North during the mid eighteen hundreds.

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